Sandpit on Data Science Education

We are delighted to announce a one-day Sandpit on Data Science Education, to be held in Newcastle on Thursday 30th March 2023

Learn more Add to Calendar 03/30/2023 09:00 AM 03/30/2023 05:30 PM Europe/London Sandpit on Data Science Education Location of the event
Thursday 30 Mar 2023
Time: 09:00 - 17:30

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The Sandpit will offer participants the opportunity to network, share best practices, and explore ongoing challenges related to data science education.

Following the sandpit, individuals and groups will have the opportunity to bid for pilot research support to be undertaken by Newcastle’s Research Software Engineering (RSE) team.

Through the sandpit we will explore themes including widening participation, EDI, professionalisation of data science, and data science across disciplinary boundaries.

The primary aim of this sandpit event is to elicit ideas for short, implementation-focused projects in the area of data science education and will also provide a focal point for the growing data science education community with the Turing Network and the region.


About the event

Speakers confirmed:

  • Professor Rachel Hilliam - Alliance for Data Science Professionals
  • Kate Hazelden - Office for Students
  • Jack Watson - Head of AI Skills and Workforce, Office for AI

We anticipate funding up to five projects. Typical project awards will be £5,000-10,000 and funding can be used for Newcastle RSE time or cloud computing costs.  

There is also a bursary for travel and hotel costs - please email [email protected] for more information.

We welcome attendees from a diverse range of backgrounds, with an interest in training and teaching of data science at all levels.

Register now

Registration link: Data Science Education Sandpit